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Welcome to my Hunt Adventure Challenge!
So, I thought about starting this up a while back when I started preparing for the upcoming season, but with all the crazy weather and road closures I decided to wait till I had more interesting things to talk about.
The road we usually take up the canyon is still torn up and impassible to anything larger than a 4 wheeler. There's a lot of work that needs to be done to it and i'm wondering if the forest service will be able to clean it up this year. They haven't done much yet anyway. No matter though, we usually park and ride the wheelers in anyway, so I only feel bad for those that don't have access to that kind of transportation.
The road should have been right where that new river bed is located (plus 6ft higher) LOL! Then the river had to go and dry up on me. Silly nature, could have at least made a good fishin' hole out of it.
Well this year has a lot in store for me and my family. It's going to be a busy pre-season and a very busy rifle elk hunt. My father, uncle and cousin all drew their limited entry tags in the same unit. Luckily we are all hunting the same unit so we'll be able to piggy back of each other and should have some amazing success stories.
This years goals:
- Down my first archery buck - I pass on smaller bucks all the time each year, and since we hunt elk way hard I usually don't give myself time to really hunt any of the decent buck we see. This year if I see a shooter archery buck, I'm putting in the time to get'r dun.
- Archery spike elk on video - We're pretty successful when it come to hunting elk. My goal is to hold out for a spike and arrow it on video. Pretty lofty goal, but that's what goals are for.
- Successfully help find, hunt and kill 3 good bulls - Like I mentioned we have three tags in the family. I'll be there the best I can to help get'r dun, and capture as much as I can on video.
We've been up the canyon a few times so far. We placed most the trail camera's and have even pulled pictures off one of them. So far we've only seen a couple bulls that really have our interest, but we've seen a ton of bulls, and some look to have some really good potential for the next few years too. The trail cam had close to 15 different bulls in the first week, 6 of which were 6x's and 1 which was sprouting 7th's. We're excited to continue to watch this camera and see what else wanders in.
Thanks for reading!